Ive got a few for you but a couple to start, how does your body hold up after years of this type of work?
I may work in the glass tower world but we have a cattle stud and a station and Ive worked construction during university for extra drug money and I remember things like walking on rebar for days carrying heavy loads being brutal even to a fit 20 year old
Do you guys get used to it? @ABCTT_SENNIN ABCTT_SENNIN kick us off boss man
Yes. Plus I notice that down time seems to hurt worse when you start back up again.
I’m almost 59 & self employed. I still climb up and down machinery, install and remove hydraulic cylinders that can be huge. I hurt more than I care to admit, I have a hernia on the scar from a surgery that nearly killed me from going septic. I have arthritis. I’m hoping to sell my business and retire in Costa Rica,
In all seriousness, if you’re in the trades in your 40s it’s for what you’ve learned in the past decade or two, not your back. You can’t get TOO soft and sloppy, or the kids (or floppy) won’t respect you. Go hard maybe a couple of times a month, otherwise it’s just excel and paperwork like any other desk job.
Their work ethic is legendary even on this side of the globe where there arent many or any really lol
Funny to watch that work ethic and drive make it into the 2nd and 3rd generations like with most immigrant kids and see them kick ass like with that high profile mexican hottie lawyer chic, shes a fucking pitbull
if i put in a lot of extra hard days in a row, it takes a few days to feel 100% again.
i rarely if ever take even easy going OTC meds because i’ve seen too many people slide down that hill too fast.
as someone said, if you’re this old and still in the trades, it’s not for your back. at least not for most people. i’ve known 60 year old roofers humping straight up extension ladders with two packs of shingles all day every day, but they’re not the norm and probably couldn’t nor shouldn’t be.
I remember in my 20s seeing the Italian day labourers working for the cement crew… all in their 50s. I wanted a workout and loaded a bunch of broken slab into their truck for them. They all laughed and had an extra long smoke break.